12:22pm PT by Pamela McClintock
Box-Office Milestone: 'A Quiet Place' Screams Past $300M Globally
John Krasinski's A Quiet Place crossed the $300 million mark at the global box office Tuesday after opening in its final major market, China.
In North America, the high-concept horror film will finish Tuesday with a total of $178 million. To date, it is the third-biggest movie of the year domestically behind Black Panther ($697.8 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($595.8 million).
Accordng to Paramount, A Quiet Place now ranks No. 6 on the list of top-grossing horror films after passing Jordan Peele's Get Out ($176 million), not adjusted for inflation.
A Quiet Place has transformed into a profit monster for Paramount, considering its modest production budget of $17 million.
Krasinski directed and stars in the movie about a family who is pursued by monsters attracted by sound. Emily Blunt, his real-life wife, also stars.
Overseas, A Quiet Place has earned $124.2 million. This past weekend, the pic opened in China to a stellar $18 million. Through Monday, the film's China total was $19.6 million.
A sequel is already in the works at Paramount.